Walden University

Walden University

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Welcome to Walden University

You can achieve a higher level of success. And you can start today.

At Walden, we believe that knowledge is most valuable when put to use in organizations, communities, and families. We offer over 60 online degree programs with more than 300 specializations and concentrations, all designed to help professionals gain the knowledge they need to have a real impact in their lives and the lives of others.

Walden is distinguished by high academic standards, experienced faculty, and a rigorous curriculum. Our advanced degrees are intended to advance the quality of life not just for the Walden graduate, but for everyone he or she encounters. Our programs help students achieve personal enrichment and career advancement. Walden graduates, in turn, enrich and advance the lives of countless others they serve.

As an accredited institution with 40 years of experience, Walden has graduated more than 49,500 alumni, all of whom now have the credentials and desire to make a real difference and be a force for good.

Colleges, Schools, and Online Programs at Walden University

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling and Social Service

Join a community of professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals and in the field of social services. Through the Ph.D. in Human Services program, you'll learn to better assess, modify, and develop cutting-edge public and private services. The CACREP-accredited M.S. in Mental Health Counseling is designed to give you the critical-thinking skills that may help you to seek licensure* and to address behavioral disorders.

School of Psychology

This comprehensive range of programs-bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate-offers action-oriented research you can use immediately in your profession and is designed to help you meet the increasingly complex needs of diverse individuals, groups, and organizations.

School of Public Policy and Administration

Today's complex world calls for visionary public and nonprofit leaders who can facilitate real social change. These degree programs and certificates are designed to provide public sector and nonprofit professionals with the practical knowledge and proven skills to navigate successfully among government, private, and nonprofit organizations to create more effective, innovative community solutions.

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Whatever your educational needs, you can gain the knowledge, credentials, and confidence to make a greater difference in your organization or field through our comprehensive range of online programs-at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels-designed with a solid grounding in business, management, and administrative disciplines.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Walden's education programs offer you access to a cadre of education experts and also to cutting-edge curricula designed by educators who understand the challenges you face in today's learning environment. As the leader in education programs for working professionals, Walden's focus is on helping educators develop as leaders in their learning communities.

Gain powerful new strategies you can apply immediately to help you make an impact in the classrooms, schools, and communities you serve.

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Using practice-oriented theories as well as qualitative and quantitative research strategies, these advanced-degree programs prepare you to assess services and make changes as needed, develop new plans that respond to the diverse needs of society, and contribute to the field of health sciences through practical knowledge you can apply immediately to make a difference.

School of Nursing

Gain real-world nursing skills as you learn from nationally recognized experts, collaborate with students across the country, and realize your potential to make a lasting difference in the changing health care industry. Walden's CCNE-accredited master's degree online or post-master's certificate in nursing give you access to the most current thinking and best practices.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

AIM Program at Walden

Transition from a bachelor's degree to a master's degree in less time with Walden's Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) degree option. AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework. Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master's degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master's degree in as little as one year, depending on your individual progress and degree program.

Participating Walden Programs

The AIM option is currently offered to qualifying undergraduate students enrolled in the following programs:

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Forensic Psychology
  • B.S. in Health Studies
  • B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration
  • B.S. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Public Health

Residency Requirements

Doctoral programs at Walden University require attendance at academic residencies, and some master's programs have residency requirements as well. Students enrolled in Ph.D. programs must attend an initial residency within 90 days of completing the Foundations course. Residencies convene nearly every month for either four or six days at a university, conference center, or hotel in the United States or abroad.

*Note on Licensure
Walden's M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of our program-a program that helps provide you with the skills and credibility to maximize your impact on your profession. In addition, earning a degree that is CACREP-accredited helps to streamline the licensing application process and provides you with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs.

Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. For more information about licensure, students should visit the National Board for Certified Counselors at www.nbcc.org/stateboardmap and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6320 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden's programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


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